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The Nova Scotia Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP)

COVID-19 update

Because of the situation with COVID-19, we’re encouraging clients to use MEP Online. With MEP Online, you can view the most up-to-date information about your case and communicate directly with the MEP team.


The Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) is a free service of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice that


  • helps you make or receive court-ordered maintenance payments when your court order is enrolled with the program
  • can take steps to enforce maintenance orders when payments are not made

The MEP operates under the laws set out in the Maintenance Enforcement Act.


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